Category Archives: Talent Acquisition Strategy

How to Turn Recruiters into Cheerleaders for Your Talent Acquisition Program

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You’re excited about your new talent acquisition program, but as hard as you try, you can’t get recruiters to share the love. In fact, they barely acknowledge your existence.  The thing is, you need their support or your program might die a quick death. What can you do? Plenty, according to an industry expert who will share her hard-earned wisdom…

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TalentBlend – The Talent Acquisition Conference Where You Belong

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Last year, my business partner Kara Yarnot and I organized our first conference called TalentBlend. We got such great feedback on the conference that we’ve decided to do it again this April, and we’d love you to come. TalentBlend is a conference for those who manage critical talent acquisition programs, operations and projects, like tools and technology, employee referrals, recruiter…

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Tips for Successfully Communicating Your Talent Acquisition Program

By | Hiring Managers, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, TalentBlend | No Comments

You may be managing the greatest talent acquisition program ever, but you won’t get anywhere if you can’t communicate about it effectively. So what do you do? Take a crash course in writing? Bombard employees with emails both witty and wise? Hire a skywriter? If any of those ideas have crossed your mind, Michele Richardson of Inciteful Communications will show…

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Can’t Keep Up? One Easy Way to Learn about the Latest Talent Acquisition Tools

By | Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Technology, Vendors | No Comments

As a talent acquisition leader, you have a tough time managing daily operational challenges while at the same time looking out for the next greatest best practice or technology. Still, you know that understanding the latest technologies could improve your team’s overall performance and help you plan and strategize. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone gave you an objective overview…

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How to Prove to Execs That Your Talent Acquisition Program Is Successful

By | Data and Measurements, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, TalentBlend | No Comments

If you’re managing a talent acquisition program and an executive says to you, “Put a report together that shows me how successful your program is,” you might start to panic. What data do you use to show you’ve achieved success? And how do you define that success in the first place? Dan Anderson, founder and CEO of Adaptalytics, will show…

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How a Rookie Manager Got the Recruitment Branding Program She Wanted

By | Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Innovators, TalentBlend | No Comments

Celinda Appleby’s social media recruiting efforts for HP were so successful, Oracle lured her away to lead a similar initiative. She arrived at her new job with extensive experience working for a Fortune 100 company, but had never directly managed staff. Now, 13 months later, she has nine direct reports and heads the company’s global recruitment branding program, which acts…

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Introducing The Tasting Room

By | Data and Measurements, Employee Referral Programs, Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community, TalentBlend, TAPM Hangout, Technology | No Comments

Kara and I are passionate about building a community and resources for Talent Acquisition Operations, Project and Program professionals.  We created a space where you could access all of our content in one place. We are calling it the Tasting Room based on our affinity for wine (hence our name, Meritage). Join the Community With your free Tasting Room membership,…

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The Case for the Active Candidate

By | Recruitment Process, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Community | No Comments

When did it become a bad idea to consider an active candidate for your open positions? What makes hiring managers and recruiters think that those individuals who are not directly applying to your positions are somehow a better fit for the open position? In 2014, Zappos famously stopped posting jobs and moved to their Zappos’ Insider program. Individuals potentially interested in…

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Here’s Why You Should Reevaluate Your Talent Acquisition Program

By | Talent Acquisition Budget, Talent Acquisition Program Management, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Uncategorized | No Comments

  Do you ever feel like you’re stuck on a hamster wheel — days full of meetings, emails, and data calls? You’re so busy putting out fires that you have no time to focus on  improving your program.  When that happens, your program suffers. You need to audit your talent acquisition pipeline programs regularly, whether you manage the intern program…

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Why Are We Addicted To Job Boards?

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“We keep using job boards and we don’t know why.” During a conversation with the CEO of one of the smartest digital recruitment marketing agencies earlier this week, he mentioned that one of his clients (a major employer) said this to him. I’ve heard similar statements from a number of talent acquisition leaders over the past year. None of these…

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